Delight

Tanka Tuesday: “This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Cheryl, from last month’s challenge, provided the photo for this month’s challenge.” Colleen Chesebro

This photo reminds me of a cottage up north Canada where we spent a few day a while back. The place was pure cosiness. The sky was pretty and the fragrance coming out from the fireplace was intoxicant.

the wine is ready
the sky is the performer
cozy white blanket
red oak is softly singing
the evening is a delight

Tanka Tuesday :: Longing

longing

Holidays are always tough on me. The memories and dreams are vivid, it’s like I can touch them, the feelings are all over the place, urging to make new memories and at the same time keeping the old ones in the background of my mind.

Tanka Tuesday this week is poet’s choice. So, due to the holidays’ mood I wrote this double Senryu and added this photo that I snapped during in the weekend. I would call it a Haiga, but I’m not sure if a double Senryu can be used for it. Let’s see what Colleen has to say 🙂

Hope you had a great weekend and the holidays weren’t tough on you!

Tanka Tuesday :: The fall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Trent McDonald, photographer

This week Tanka Tuesday is a Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt! Thanks Trent for the beautiful image!

It’s a photo of a waterfall, my first thought when looked at it was of a hand reaching up, trying to escape through the gap. So here is my Tanka for this photo.

Hand of illusion
The clearing has been opened
The fall brings desire
Fragments of sorrowful truth
Exploding in ecstasy

Haiga :: The Wedding

in a lake nearby
Adorned with bright red
The Earth has been whimsical
Provoking the moon
Trying to impress the groom
The sun is vainglorious

Today’s theme for Tanka Tuesday is poet’s choice. Inspired for all the beauty around here I wrote a tanka to register it. A little act of kindness for me and for the Earth. Hope you enjoy!

October Squares – Kind

Tanka Tuesday – Lone

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann
Being carried away by longing
Blending among the canopy
Wondering and wandering
Sensing forgotten paths
Into the forest
Braids and branches
Turning one
Single
Gleam

Today’s prompt for Tanka Tuesday is a photo prompt. The photo should be able to inspire you to write a poem. That single mushroom in this photo evoked me a feeling of loneness. I’m sharing it using Nonet as the poetry form.

blue – haiga

blue immensity
from the skies to the oceans
you have all my heart
wondering what is hidden
beyond treasures and despair

it’s time for tanka tuesday, our own choice of words, for today i’ve chosen heart and despair.

i took this photo last week, the sky was so blue, no clouds around. i was waiting outdoors for my son to give me a ride and i was wondering what is beyond all this blue. not about the universe, planets, atmosphere and stuff, but about the mystery, the magic, what is there that we can’t see?

i wasn’t sure if it is appropriate to make a haiga using a tanka, instead a haiku, but i had more words and it wouldn’t fit as haiku, they needed to be written.

hope you have a great day!